by Brotherless

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Trevor Hyland If you know Johnny, you can hear his heart in every song he writes. This song is at the top of the heap. Favorite track: To Accept That It's Over.
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Self-titled EP I recorded inside of Pour Coffee Parlor after hours. It's about getting your shit together, unfortunately.


released August 11, 2015

John Cannon wrote both songs and played all the instruments.
Chris Vandeviver engineered and produced everything.
Jeremy Steinkamp shot and edited the short film that accompanies this release.
Kurt Indovina did the artwork.



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Brotherless Rochester, New York

Brotherless is John Cannon, a Rochester, NY native, playing all the instruments and whining about how he only has sisters. He gets way too excited about the intricacies of espresso brewing. He also plays drums in Athletics and bass in The Curl and Drag. ... more

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Track Name: I Think That I'm Ready
It's a quiver
I get in my knees so I can't stand
It moves along
Breaks my arms and shakes my hands
He walks in the room
And I stop like I just saw death
I feel my heart begin to race
Like he's taking all the breath right out of me

I used to think I understood
But not like I do now

It's a feeling in your bones
That you'll be left alone
By everyone you know
And it's got your mind, body, and soul

But now he's gone
He's gone forever
And now I'll never let someone
Make me feel the way that I did then

My hands don't shake anymore
My knees don't shake anymore
My heart don't race anymore
Anymore, anymore, anymore
I'm back

And I feel love for my family
Who else held my hand that tight?
No one else helped pull me back to the dry land

And now I think that I'm ready
Now that I'm alive, I'm ready
To accept the love
That you were willing to give
Track Name: To Accept That It's Over
It's time I moved on
I've waited around too long
To find no life
Behind my brown eyes

The more I pretend it's fine,
The more something's just not right
Two years gone by
Still I found no peace of mind

My body knows when
Something's been stolen
Was there another?
Maybe a brother?

It's been a word I
Would use to describe
Something not quite so lonely
Maybe a step below it

What am I doing
With nobody with me?
We looked out for each other
You were my brother

And now I'm on my own
I gotta figure my life out.